NASCAR hall of fame to open next May

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday June 19, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The NASCAR Hall of Fame will open next May after more than four years of construction.

Hall of Fame organizers say the official grand opening will be May 11, 2010 and will boast interactive displays, exhibits and more than 1,000 artifacts.

Officials collected for display on Friday the blazer Ned Jarrett wore while announcing the 1993 Daytona 500 won by his son, Dale.

The Hall will also include a reproduction of a Charlotte Speedway track poster from 1924, and an original entry blank from the inaugural 1949 stock car race at Charlotte.

Officials previously announced the collection of the Plymouth Belvedere that Richard Petty drove to 27 wins in 1967, and the first NASCAR trophy ever awarded.

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